May 8, 2006
It's the first day of the week and we just have barely two weeks from now to complete our project so we need to double our time for us to complete the said project. In the afternoon we had installed the adobe photshop CS2 for the development of the images that we need in our web site. On the other hand Jun-jun and Ma'am Luisa continued the database design of the enrollment system of the ACE Review School.May 9, 2006
We have just barely less than two weeks from now to accomplished our project. Ma'am Luisa and Jun-jun continued our database design. Before lunch break Ma'am Luisa and Caren went back to ACE Review School to get the other data and information that they had promised us earlier.
In the afternoon we still continued the challenge hoping that we were able to finished it considering that we just have short span of time to finish the tasks.May 10, 2006
Another day of hard work came across to our way. As usual we went on with our proposed project. Ma'am Luisa told me to research on how to create a help menu for the database of our project. According to her we shall be creating a help menu for the database to serve as a guide for our client when they'll going to use it later on upon the accomplishment of the said project. I had downloaded the Microsoft Help Workshop, unfortunately some errors occurred during the installation so we were not able to use it accordingly. I tried to download another version of help authoring/writing documentation tool and that is the Help and Manual 4 and at last we were able to test it and yet it's very effective and easy to use for the beginners like us.
In the afternoon we had a problem regarding our database. The database was converted into start up or became an executable file already for some reasons. The Microsoft Access that we were using could not be open because of our project that had become and .exe file. Before we went home Ma'am Luisa tried to recover our project as well as the Microsoft Access but we did not make it. The Access couldn't be open anymore unless we will undergo to another installation process and that will be the first thing that we will do tomorrowMay 11, 2006 Thursday
Another tiring day again? Considering the time remaining we have really to double our time in the development our project. Unfortunately some unexpected circumstances had happen recently which cause delay to our project just as what had happen yesterday before we leave the office. Our database was converted into startup which means that we could not edit anymore our project. Upon entering to this office this morning we tried to retrieve our files from the startup option, unluckily we didn't make it. The problem became more complicated when the we could not access it anymore because it is protected by a password which we could not remember. We had a trial and error process in order for us to possibly access our database but it so happen that it didn't work still. We could help ourselves rather than to reinstall Access 2003 in oujr workstation hoping that it will retrieve back our recent database but still it's ineffective. It's lunch break and we supposed to go home for lunch but we preferred to stay inside the workplace to think some solujtions to our problem. We tried to transfer the CD-ROM in the workstation 2 for the installation of Access 2003 but in a couple of hours we didn't able to do it for the IDE cable that we used is connected to the hard disks and it prohibitd the system to detect the CD-ROM that we're trying to connect. When the group of Marcelo arrived in the company we asked his help in order for us to install the Access in workstation 2. Finally we were able to to make it succeesfully. Immediately, Ma'am Luisa started again making the database design of our project and it will took again a lot of time for us to gain the recent status of our project so in short back-to-zero. huh!May 12, 2006Friday
In the morning we continued our daily routine activities regarding our project. Around 10:00 am when one of the employees here in BITSTOP told us to proceed in Star Plaza Hotel to attend in the on-going MIcrosoft Summit as instructed by Sir Wilson. Right after, we immediately turn off the computers that we used before we left for the said summit. The venue is located at the sixth floor of the Star Plaza HotelWhen we arrived at the venue the summit had already started and the discussion is already going on. Cecille O. Acenita of WSI Software discussed about Asset Management Overview particularly on Subscription and buy out of Microsoft Licence for the differenet Microsoft products that is used by the Microsoft partners nationwide. After her talk a few minutes of discussion followed. After a few minutes of discussion, Mr. Jay Paloma, the Managing Consultant port and packet IT Consultant discussed about Software Asset Management (SAM). A few minutes of discussion also followed. Then followed shortly by the last speaker but definitely not the least among them. He was suppossedly be the first speaker but due to technical problem he swapped with the later speakers so he became the final speaker in the said summit. He dicussed to the body about the newest Microsoft Windows, the Microsoft Windows Vista.
He mentioned about the five editions of the Windows Vista which includes the following with their respective features:Windows Vista Home Basic
Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic is intended for budget users not requiring advanced media support for home use. The "Aero Glass" theme with translucent effects will not be included with this edition. Home Basic will support up to 8 GB of physical memory.Windows Vista Home Premium
Based on the Windows Vista Home Basic, this edition will additionally support more advanced features aimed for the home market segment, such as HDTV
support and DVD authoring
. Extra games, mobile and tablet computer support, file system encryption, and a photo management application are also included. This edition is comparable to Windows XP Media Center Edition and Tablet PC Edition. Home Premium will support up to 16 GB of physical memory.Windows Vista Business
Comparable to Windows XP Professional, and aimed at the business market. Does not include the Media Center features of Home Premium, but does include the IIS
web server, fax support, offline files, dual physical processor support, Remote Desktop
, ad-hoc P2P collaboration capabilities, and support for 128 GB of memory. Product activation
is not present in this edition.Windows Vista Enterprise
This edition is aimed at the enterprise segment of the market, and is a superset of the Business edition. Additional features include a single-session version of Virtual PC
, multilingual user interface
support, BitLocker Drive Encryption
, and UNIX application support. This edition will not be available through retail or OEM
channels, but through Software Assurance
.Windows Vista Ultimate
This edition combines all the features of Home Premium and Enterprise editions, and additionally comes with podcast
creation support — which Microsoft has dubbed "blogcasting" — a game performance tweaker (code-named WinSAT), DVD ripping capabilities, and special online services for downloadable media, as well as additional customer service options. The Ultimate edition is aimed to be the most impressive edition of Vista, aimed at high-end PC users, gamers, multimedia professionals, and PC enthusiasts. Like the Business and Enterprise versions, product activation will not be required.
He also discussed about the hardware requirements of the said new Microsoft Window which includes:
Microsoft has not released final details of Windows Vista's hardware requirements; however, Microsoft has released some preliminary Windows Vista Capable PC Hardware guidelines
for those wishing to upgrade to Windows Vista and have the full Aero experience.
-compatible 32-bit or x64
-compatible 64-bit microprocessor(s) (Dual-core
systems will be supported on all editions except Starter, and multiple physical processors are supported on Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions)
At least 512 megabytes
of physical memory. Microsoft is also encouraging the use of ECC
memory to improve stability 
that is capable of supporting Windows Display Driver Model
(WDDM) (only needed for Aero Glass) and has 64 megabytes
Hard Drive space
At least 3 gigabytes for installation files, possibly more, depending on the edition of Windows Vista.
digital content, such as next-generation HD DVD
movies, can be displayed at a reduced resolution of 480p (DVD quality) or 540p if the copyright owner desires, unless viewed on a High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP)-compatible monitor. Very few existing displays and retail video cards are compliant with this standard.
Minimum system requirements are documented in the preliminary WinSAT Reference
: X86-compatible CPU with SSE extensions, 256 megabytes
of memory, and 1024 x 768 capable graphics. Native Vista drivers or legacy XP drivers can be used.
One of the delegates asked the speaker if why Microsoft Vista? And the speaker answered there are three C's behind this concept and he mentioned the following: (1) clarity (2) confident (3) connected.
The session ended around 12:30 in the aftrenoon so we need to go home for lunch before we'll go back to BITSTOP. We spent the whole afternoon in developing our project.
It's a tiring day but, indeed a meaningful day for each and one of us.May 13, 2006 Saturday
It's Saturday but we still need to go to BITSTOP to continue our proposed project.